Way to Die #744
"Master E-Raced"
Name of the death is a pun on "Master Race"
Master E-Raced
Date April 11, 1945 - some time in 1995
Location Nuremberg, Germany - Brooklyn, NY
Episode this death
was featured in
"Kiling Them Softly"

"Master E-Raced", Way to Die #744, is the seventh death featured in "Killing Them Softly", which aired on March 9, 2011. 


It's 1945 and World War II is drawing to a close. A Nazi soldier named Dieter runs down a flight of stairs to escape from an American soldier, but is caught by the soldier and shot in the head. Unbeknownst to the soldier, Deiter survived and 50 years later in 1995, he is alive and well, living in Brooklyn, New York where he and his wife Gertrude, live in secrecy after hooking up with an underground Nazi relocation center named Odessa. Dieter argues with Gertrude when she doesn't put enough milk in his oatmeal and goes to the refrigerator to get some milk himself. Dieter accidentally bumps his head on the freezer door when he bends over, causing the bullet (which had lodged itself beside an important blood vessel) to dislodge and sever the blood vessel, causing internal hemorrhaging in his brain and death.

"Dieter thought he had cheated death, but the former Nazi had no idea death can be so patient. As for the bullet in his head, it was just... (German accent) following orders."


  • John Prudhont - Military Historian
  • Dr. Pavel Bindra - Cardiac Electrophysiologist


  • The story leaves out some details, like the actual date he died.

Segment Nickname

  • Dishonorable Discharge (which was called for the Spike TV website)
  • Blast from the Past